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EVIEs Awards spotlight: OEM of the Year (Car & Bus/Commercial Vehicle)

Nominations for 2021's EVIEs shut on 27 August. Image: Getty.

Nominations for 2021's EVIEs shut on 27 August. Image: Getty.

There’s now less than two weeks to get your nominations in for this year’s Electric Vehicle Innovation and Excellence Awards (EVIEs), so make sure you don’t miss out on putting forward the best OEM of the Year (Car & Bus/Commercial Vehicle).

The award – sponsored this year by eSmart networks – looks to recognise the equipment manufacturers that have really shined this year, and could take the top spot from last year’s victor, Optare – Metrodecker EV.

Who should enter?

The OEM of the Year category recognises the achievements of manufacturers in introducing electric vehicles of all shapes and sizes into their portfolios.

Nominees will be judged on the merits of their existing suite of electric cars as well as any others launched between 2 September 2020 and 27 August 2021.

It will also take into account research and development commitments, consumer engagement and overall electrification strategy, including partnership with charging manufacturers, network operators and energy companies.

How to enter?

Entering the EVIEs could not be simpler. Our nominations process is entirely online and entrants can submit into as many categories as they wish to from the same profile.

Step one

Create a profile on the EVIEs website here. You’ll need a few simple details such as name and email address, and to create a password for your EVIEs account. Click ‘save’ at the bottom of the page to create your account.

Step two

Once signed in, clicking ‘The Awards Categories’ will bring up all the entry information and eligibility criteria for each of this year’s categories. To start a submission click on the ‘Submissions’ tab, followed by ‘add new’.

Step three

Select which category you intend to enter and fill out the capture form. You’ll be prompted for mandatory details such as name of the entry, and you can add as much or as little detail as you like. Two supporting images and a supporting PDF document can also be attached to your entry.

If you want to save your progress to amend at a later date, click ‘save and continue later’. If you’re happy to submit your entry, click ‘save and submit’.

Step four

You can now add multiple entries from the same account. Simply make sure you’re signed up and follow steps two and three again for each submission you wish to make.

Step five

Sit back, relax and wait to see if your submission(s) make the shortlists when they are published in September 2021.

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